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Contract negotiations have begun between faculties at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

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​Contract negotiations have begun between faculties at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The negotiation teams met Monday and today for two interest-based bargaining sessions at the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties’ office in Harrisburg. The IBB strategy focuses on collaboration instead of traditional exchange of contract proposals.

“System Redesign has led us to tak​e a fresh look at how we do everything, and that includes how we approach contract negotiations,” State System Chancellor Dan Greenstein said. “We have been happy to find the shared interests both sides have in many of the items we have discussed the first two days.”

APSCUF is optimistic, its leader said.

“So far, we are pleased with the process and the progress,” APSCUF President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash said. “We will continue to keep students in mind as we work on a contract that benefits them and our members.”

The current contract expires June 30, 2019. The next IBB session is slated for June 19 at Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education oversees 14 four-year public universities educating more than 90,000 students across the Commonwealth. The State System offers more than 2,300 degrees and certificates in more than 530 academic areas.​


APSCUF represents about 5,500 faculty and coaches at the State System universities.


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